Do Something About Something: Making Progress in the Age of Trump

After the November election, Burnesser Adam Zimmerman felt powerless. So he did the only thing he could think of to make that feeling go away: started working for progress in his own community.

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“Evicted” Book Review: Eviction Is a Cause—Not Just a Consequence—of Poverty

"Evicted" follows low-income families in Milwaukee as they struggle to keep a roof over their heads. It's a must-read if you care about the growing inequality and poverty in the US.

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It Started in a Dusty Basement, Next to a 300-Pound Fish Fossil

Once an aspiring paleontologist, Burnesser Carol Schadelbauer reflects on how an internship at the Cleveland Natural History Museum led her to her true passion: helping scientists talk about their work so that others understand and care.

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Americans May Gain Access to Cuba’s Groundbreaking Medicines

Due to the Obama administration’s recent actions, life-saving treatments developed in Cuba can now enter the normal regulatory process at the Food and Drug Administration, and, if approved, begin benefiting American patients.

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For a Boost to Your Health, Vote on Election Day!

Research shows that voting is good for your health.

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QUIZ: First Quadrennial Burness Presidential Election Trivia Contest

The moment you weren't waiting for has arrived! That's right, it's time for the First Quadrennial Burness Presidential Election Trivia Contest (or as we call it around the hallways at Burness, the FQBPETC).

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#HurricaneMatthew is Now Live

Native Floridian Jacki De Bonis has lived through several hurricanes. Here she reflects on how Facebook Live transformed the experience during Hurricane Matthew.

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Alchemy: Research Turns Into Policy

The Cash and Counseling program has offered millions of low-income Americans the option to direct their own care in the face of chronic and debilitating illness. In an academic paper, Andy Burness and colleagues explain how communications was critical to this major policy victory.

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Introducing Burness 30 for 30

To celebrate Burness' 30th anniversary, we're committing to raising $30,000 for a new computer lab for the the African Education Project, a Zambia-based non-profit founded and led by a former Burnesser.

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A Forest Hero is Fêted in a Concrete Jungle

Paul Pavol, from the forested island of New Britain in Papua New Guinea, flew 9,000 miles to accept the fifth Alexander Soros Foundation Award for Environmental and Human Rights Activism.

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